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Officers Cleared in the Death of a Hudspeth County Teen

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The officers who shot and killed a West Texas teen last year in Hudspeth County have been cleared of any wrong doing.

The 14-year-old was shot back in April of last year on a Hudspeth County ranch.

Sheriff's deputies and two parks and wildlife game wardens had been searching for the teen after he was reported as a runaway.

When officers found the boy, he opened fired on them.

The officers returned fire in self-defense, killing the teen.

On Thursday, the grand jury found no evidence of any wrong doing on the part of the officers involved.

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